Holidaymakers looking for a place of outstanding beauty should take a vacation at Kleinwalsertal in the far western side of Austria. Close to the border with Germany this fabulous area has many interesting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, chalets, apartments and campsites.
Kleinwalsertal is a wonderful location surrounded by mountains with 120 kilometres of ski slopes. Holidaymakers can enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing, winter hiking and tobogganing. In the summer months there are many hiking trails to explore and mountain biking is also a great way to get around. Fishing is possible in the Breitach River and the region also boasts several indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Golfers should visit the neighbouring areas of Allgau and Bregenzerwald, where there are 15 golf courses. Family fun can be had on the mini golf courses at Mittelberg and Badd. The area boasts many excellent restaurants, cafes and inns serving mainly traditional Austrian dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase fresh food and drink from numerous stores here as well as the weekly market. There are also shops selling a wide range of gifts and souvenirs.
There are many fantastic places to visit in Kleinwalsertal with great views to be found all around. Five mountain gondolas and three chairlifts take tourists up the mountains to experience the great views. Horse and carriage as well as sleigh rides are another great way to see the area at any time of the year. The Breitachklamm flume is a great natural feature and a trip here is very much recommended. Visitors might like to learn more about some of the flora of the area so the Alpine Herb Garden would be well worth visiting. There are several museums in the area including the Walser Museum and the Ski Museum. This area also has some impressive church buildings too including the 14th century Parish church St. Jodok in Mittelberg and the Mountain Church St. Martin in Baad.
July and August are generally the warmest months in his part of Austria with average high temperatures of about 23 degrees centigrade. In winter the temperature can drop 2 or 3 degrees below zero and in December and January it can be much lower than this in the mountains. The winters here can bring about significant snow higher up.
This part of Austria is surrounded by mountains and therefore access from the Austrian airports is difficult and time consuming. Memmingerberg Airport (FMM) in southern Germany is approximately an hour and 30 minutes drive from Kleinwalsertal. Ryanair operate flights to Memmingerberg from Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), London-Stansted (STN), Oslo-Rygge (RYG), Porto (OPO), Rome-Ciampino (CIA), Stockholm-Skavsta (NYO), Valencia (VLC) amongst others. Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are car rental firms represented at the airport.